dislocation of articular processes

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dis·lo·ca·tion of ar·tic·u·lar pro·cess·es

complete dislocation of one or both articular processes, usually with overriding of the inferior articular process of the vertebra above into a position anterior to the superior articular process of the vertebra below.
Synonym(s): locked facets
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All patients with locked facets were put on cervical traction pre-operatively.
For locked facets which could not be reduced preoperatively we try to manipulate the facets and achieve the reduction under vision.
It is the surest way of stabilizing an unstable fracture or fracture dislocation, or occasionally of releasing locked facets.
Magnetic resonance imaging documentation of coexistent traumatic locked facets of the cervical spine and disc herniation.
Management of bilateral locked facets of the cervical spine.
Closed reduction of bilateral locked facets of the cervical spine under general anaesthesia.
Soft tissue injuries associated with traumatic locked facets in the cervical spine.
Being able to rotate a patient 180 degrees, and manipulate from both sides of the spine, means that the Tawam operating team can restore alignment and dislocate locked facets without endangering the delicate neural structure.